Overview of Kuala Lumpur :
The famous twin towers - the world's tallest are situated in this city. You will see ultra-modern skyscrapers standing magnificently next to rows and rows of quaint old shop houses. Haute cuisine beside hawker stalls. Kuala Lumpur presents an interesting proposition for the traveller.
The city is home to a very mixed crowd of Malays, Chinese and Indians, all contributing towards making this one of the busiest, most colourful and fascinating cities in South East Asia.
Places of Interest :
Petronas Twin Towers
The famous twin towers - the world's tallest are situated in this city. Set in an enormous and artistically designed tropical garden, it houses an exciting discovery centre, a stunningly beautiful concert hall and an unusual art gallery, all of which are connected to a shopping gallery and food court.
Since it was opened in 1997, the towers have become one of the city's main symbols, looming into the heavens and often lost in cloud when the afternoon thunderstorms rumble in. Standing 452m (1483ft) high, the building (designed by Cesar Pelli) consists of two similarly shaped towers joined by a 58m (192ft) Sky bridge at the 41st and 42nd floors. Local ex-pats like to see the Petronas Twin Towers as a metaphor for Malaysia's economy
Sultan Abdul Samad Building
The Sultan Abdul Samad building was constructed at the end of the last century and the site was chosen because of its central position. A.C. Norman, a British architect who worked for the Public Works Department in Kuala Lumpur, in designing the existing building took into consideration some of the features of buildings in several Islamic countries. The predominantly Moorish appearance of the building suitably reflects the cultural background of Malaysia
Istana Negara Instana Negara :
he official residence of the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong (The King), located on a hillock at Jalan Istana. The palace is surrounded by green lawns, ponds and trees. On ceremonial occasions, the palace and its grounds are gaily lit-up
Kuala Lumpur City Hall
This Kuala Lumpur City Hall main office is situated at Jalan Raja Laut. It has been launched by DYMM YDP Agong Malaysia Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Al Musta'in Billah Ibni Al Marhum Sultan Abu Bakar Ri'Ayatuddin Al Mu'adzam Shah on August 28, 1982 .
Sri Mahamariaman Temple
Built in 18 7 3, this is one of the most ornate and elaborate Hindu temples in the country. The detailed decorative scheme for the temple incorporates intricate carvings, gold embellishments, hand-painted motifs and exquisite tiles from Italy and Spain. It also houses a giant chariot that is used to transport a deity annually during the Hindu festival of Thaipusam.
Gardens in Kuala Lumpur
Lake Gardens Located off Jalan Parlimen, is the greenbelt of Kuala Lumpur. Developed in the 1880s, these undulating and beautifully landscaped gardens cover 170 acres of rolling lawns with huge trees, colourful beds of flowers and two lakes. There is a children's playground, jogging tracks, exercise stations, and rowing boats. The popular gardens offer plenty of recreational opportunities and attractions.